The purpose of retirement planning is to optimally use your assets to fund your retirement goals, but also cover all the needs that may arise as you age. One of those needs for a growing number of Americans is long-term care. More than half of those turning age 65 today will require some form of long-term care, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
A Roth IRA provides several advantages in retirement when you start to use your savings for income. Whether you should consider a Roth conversion depends on your current and expected future financial situation, but sometimes also the state of the market and the economy.
For an extraordinary high-achiever like NBA legend Michael Jordan, you could reasonably attribute his success to one of many things. His natural athleticism. His high basketball IQ. His shoes. But to His Airness himself, it was the result of a relentless mindset:
For many AT&T employees, the opportunity to retire comes earlier than planned. To restructure its workforce, AT&T will at times present retirement-eligible employees with a Supplemental Income Protection Plan (SIPP) offer. This provides a financial incentive to voluntarily leave the company, should you accept it. Typically, you only have a short window of time, around 7-14 days, to decide.
If you want the guaranteed income an annuity can offer, make sure the payout is worth the various downsides.
When it comes to your health, you typically get the professional advice of a qualified doctor. You don’t just choose from a menu of treatments. But when it comes to your long-term financial health, it’s often all up to you.
And now, for a look toward a better future.
We won’t know the full economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak for quite some time. With more than 30 million people out of work, we know the damage is severe. But we also know that eventually the economy will recover. Economic activity is generally cyclical. Every recession – no matter how deep – has been followed by an expansion.
If not careful, families helping a student pay for college may learn a new meaning behind the phrase “no good deed goes unpunished.” That’s because common college savings vehicles, from 529 accounts to trust funds, that are not set up properly can adversely impact the amount of financial aid a student receives.